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Journal Vol. 32, No. 3 — AIMS at 60 - Making a difference past and future

ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

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Editorial - Looking back to look forward
By Debbie Chippington Derrick. Celebrating AIMS campaigning since 1960 and the work of AIMS Volunteers over six decades

AIMS during the 1960s
Dorothy Brassington, our AIMS Treasurer writes about the Newsletters from AIMS’ first decade highlighting an interesting list of what AIMS Recommends which starts with more midwives!

AIMS during the 1970s
Shane Ridley takes us though the Newsletters of the 70s, including reporting on a large AIMS survey reaching 2600 people

AIMS during the 1980s
Verina Henchy looks at the Newsletters and Journals of the 1980s focusing on the issue of Ultrasound about which the same questions are still being asked today

AIMS during the 1990s
Nadia Higson finds warnings in the 90s about over use of drugs, rising caesarean rates and lack of support for VBAC and waterbirth, which all sound familiar, but she also manages to find some good news

AIMS during the 2000s
Emma Ashworth looks at what AIMS was saying about about waterbirth and traumatised women and midwives in the 2000 and reflects on where we are going in the work we do

AIMS during the 2010s
Virginia Hatton looks at the last decade and looks at three very important issues, the impact of the Health and Social Care Act of 2012, the importance of gender inclusivity and about the need to address the racial health inequalities

Running maternity services during the coronavirus pandemic: keep calm and don’t forget the woman!
Natalie Carter, talks about how her local Trust has managed their midwifery service since March 2020 to meet the needs of the service user.

An interview with Baroness Julia Cumberlege
Rachel Boldero interviews Baroness Julia Cumberlege who chaired both the Changing Childbirth report and the latest English Maternity Review leading to the Better Births report.

Research in Focus: Researchers leading surveillance of how Covid19 is affecting pregnant women and babies across the UK
AIMS welcomes the UKOSS surveillance study on COVID-19 in pregnancy and the preliminary report

Campaign Update: What has AIMS been doing?
Our quarterly update on AIMS campaigning activities.

Introducing Five X More
Tinuke Awe and Clotilde Rebecca Abe tell us about the campaign, the issues and how we can help to support their work

Birth Activist Briefing: England’s new Regional Chief Midwives
The first AIMS Birth Activist Briefing. We hope this will become a regular feature, helping you to understand key features of our maternity service structure to help you to campaign for improved maternity services

Book Review: A Social History of Maternity and Childbirth: Key themes in maternity care
Gemma McKenzie shares her views on Tania McIntosh's historical book

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